Streaming Review: The Boys

Series: The Boys

Seasons available: One

Where to watch it: Amazon Video

Notable cast:

Cameo by Seth Roger

Haley Joel Osment (Sixth Sense, Pay it forward, A.I.)

Billy Zane (Titanic, Back to the Future Part II, Zoolander)

Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Thor:Ragnarok)

Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games, Rampage)

Anthony Star (American Gothic, Without a Paddle)

Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl)

Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad)

Jennifer Esposito (Spin City)

Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek,Spaced, Ready Player One, Star Wars:Episode VII)

Jess Salquerio (Letterkenny, Orphan Black, Wokin’ Moms)

The Boys Review

Spoilers: No

Hughie is average guy with an average life. He lives with his dad and works a dead-end job. Despite this, he is content. He doesn’t really like to make waves. He has all he needs- a loving girlfriend named Robin. Until the fastest man alive, a superhero named A-Train, literally runs straight through Robin and obliterates her. Hughie refuses to let Robin’s death be ignored. In a world full of superheroes, he quickly finds himself in over his head.

Rating: A-

Is it worth watching: Definitely. However, be aware that this series is filled to the brim with nudity, sexual content -including assault, strong language, graphic scenes, and things that were just so uncomfortable that they made me cringe. It was very extreme at times. The gritty, irreverent, dark humor reminds me of Preacher. Seth Rogen is a producer on both shows.

This series looks at superheroes from a different perspective than we are use to seeing from Marvel and DC. It considers who the “supes” are as people, how the job as a hero impacts their lives, and how they can be used as a commodity. It’s the same things that we debate among ourselves as fans of superheroes from other universes. Sometimes things are complicated. Just like in everyday life, things are not always black and whie.

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Sharon Isom

Once upon a time, Sharon was invited to attend a comic convention. She had always wanted to go to a comic-con but thought it was out of her reach. While at this convention, she met Richard who asked her if she could write. She scoffed. Of course she was capable of writing. But then he clarified and asked if she would be willing to a be a writer for TBK Magazine. She agreed. Little did she know that she was signing on to become a podcaster, assistant editor of the magazine, Vice President of a publishing company, best mensch, and a sister. Her whole world would expand for the better after that trip in 2016. She would be forever grateful. The magazine would be her safe haven and the staff would become a part of her family. And still to this day, Richard has not fulfilled his promise of singing the cow song to Sharon.   Sharon was born in mid 1980’s and raised in Northeastern Arkansas. She has been married to her childhood sweetheart, Jesse, since 2004. They have two amazing sons. Outside of her official TBK responsibilities, she works as a nurse.   She loves theater, costumes, cosplay, and Halloween. She is addicted to Chapstick and will ALWAYS have at least one with her at all times. She despises spiral staircase, escalators, and people that do not understand how four way stops work.
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